Utah Congresswoman Mia Love , considered a rising star in the Republican Party, endorsed constitutional conservative Ted Cruz on Tuesday, the same day that Utah citizens will be casting their votes in the Utah Caucus.
Mia Love, who is the first American of Haitain descent and the first black female Republican in Congress, issued the following statement regarding her endorsement of Ted Cruz, while taking a thinly-veiled swipe at bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump, the current GOP frontrunner.
“America faces difficult challenges and pressing problems at home and abroad. There has never been a greater need for courage and courageous leaders.
For me courage is not playing to our fears, frustrations, angst and anger. Courageous leadership is never defined by insults, put-downs, or personal attacks. Courage is NOT found in sweeping generalities – posing as policy, nor is it seen in superficial hype or political spin. As Americans and as Republicans we must always expect more of our leaders – not less.
I have spent my first year in office fighting for limited government, returning power to the states and the people, making college accessible and affordable for all, standing for those who cannot stand for themselves and creating upward mobility and opportunity for every American. That is the Utah model and that is what the people of the 4th district deserve in their president.
I want a president who is interested in reducing the power of the presidency and the federal government – not expanding it. I want a president I know I can count on to sign into law the kinds of bills I have introduced related to higher education, eliminating massive bills filled with pork and perks for the well-connected, serving our veterans and creating jobs for hardworking Americans.
Because I believe we need a president with less bravado and more real courage to act on conservative principles, I will be casting my vote Tuesday for Ted Cruz. He has proven himself to be a principled, courageous leader with a positive agenda for our future.”
— Ron Nehring (@RonNehring) March 22, 2016
Cruz holds a commanding lead over both Trump and RINO Ohio Governor John Kasich, who is mathematically eliminated from the race but stays in for some unknown reason.
Utah is a majority-take-all state meaning that any candidate who receives over 50 percent of the vote will win all of the state’s 40 delegates.
In the most recent poll, Cruz leads Kasich 53 percent to 29 percent, while Trump was in a distant third at only 11 percent.